Council Members

The Council has nine members, appointed for a term of four years by the federal cabinet (Bundeskabinett), having first been nominated by the Ministries of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). These two ministries provide the funding for the Council. The Council is monitored and supported by an interministerial committee of the federal government comprising representatives of all ministries and of the federal chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt). The Council holds eleven regular two-day meetings each year.

Source: WBGU

Prof Sabine Schlacke (Chair)

Lawyer 

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Prof Dirk Messner (Chair)

Political Scientist

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Prof Martina Fromhold-Eisebith

Economic Geographer

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Prof Ulrike Grote

Agricultural and Development Economist

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Prof Ellen Matthies

Psychologist

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Prof Karen Pittel 

Economist

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Prof Hans Joachim (John) Schellnhuber CBE

Physicist

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Prof Ina Schieferdecker

Researcher on Digital Transformation

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Prof Uwe Schneidewind

Sustainablility Scientist

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